Electric cars have been gaining a lot of traction lately. It seems like most major manufacturers are taking a crack at it. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit in a variety of them. My favorite was the Tesla Model X–and not just because it has falcon wings and can do 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds. Rather, it was the best car for tall people of the bunch.
Besides the near Jetson’s-like glass dome, the legroom is also top notch at 45″.
Though visibility and legroom are pretty awesome on the model X, the headroom is still somewhat lacking at only 39″. This number does depend though. If you’re willing to sit a bit further forward, your head may still be in the panoramic windshield zone. So you would actually have more like 41.5″ headroom. I wasn’t comfortable sitting that far forward, however. So I found the headroom to be insufficient. But I am 6′7″ with a long torso and like to sit really upright.
Nevertheless, I’d say the Model X is a fairly tall friendly car. And, from what I’ve seen so far, it’s possibly the best electric car for tall people.
Now all you have to do is find one hundred thousand dollars to shell out. Yup, that’s about what the Model X costs. The new Model 3 will cost a lot less. But sadly, it doesn’t have the panoramic windshield! It could be we wont see too many other cars with panoramic windshields given they let in a lot of heat and may be less structurally sound in certain types of collisions.
I love the idea of getting away from fossil fuels, so I’ll be keeping my eyes open for the best electric cars for tall people. In the meantime, I’ll keep driving my Honda Element, and leave my electrified transportation up to my tall e-bike.
Do you know of any other electric cars that are particularly tall friendly?